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Fried Eggplant Stacks

Fried Eggplant Stacks

Layers of eggplant, sauce, cheese and basil are repeated until about 6 stacks are made. The breaded, cheesy eggplant is so meaty and flavorful that you won’t miss eating meat anytime soon.

Easy Moscow Mule

Easy Moscow Mule

Moscow mules consist of ginger beer, limes, vodka and served in a copper mug.

Rib Eye Steak (Rosemary Garlic marinade)

Rib Eye Steak (Rosemary Garlic marinade)

Every spring, my husband plants an array of herbs in a window planter on the back of our house. And so, I go outside with my scissors and snip fresh herbs for meals, pretending I’m in Italy. I don’t know if this is necessarily what […]

Skirt Steak Tacos

Skirt Steak Tacos

Years ago, I decided to make ‘taco Tuesday’ a thing in our household, then it became ’taco Friday’, ‘taco Sunday’, ‘taco Mondays’ and eventually ‘taco anytimewefeltlikeitbecauseyoucanneverhavetoomanytacos’. When I was a kid (multiple decades ago) my favorite tacos composed of cooked ground beef mixed with a […]

Top recipe picks for 4th of July

Top recipe picks for 4th of July

Here is my comprehensive list of 4th of July recipe ideas, from appetizers, salads, main entrees and vegetables to dessert.

Vietnamese Style Grilled Wings

Vietnamese Style Grilled Wings

This is my second wings recipe in a row because this is what happens when you go to the gym on an empty stomach, work out with no food in your system but also on a caffeine high, then become ravenous as you figure out […]

Hoisin and Honey Grilled Wings

Hoisin and Honey Grilled Wings

This was one of my older recipes from 2011. What I did differently this time was not using a grill but having the grill effect. It’s for people who can’t grill, don’t grill, or just plain won’t grill because it’s too hot outside (ahem ahem […]

Loaded Scalloped Potato Casserole

Loaded Scalloped Potato Casserole

Layers of sliced potatoes, chopped bacon, green onions and shredded cheddar cheese, with a browned and crispy top layer of cheddar and breadcrumbs.